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News: Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Missed it by that much

A few days ago, we reported on a decidedly average Japanese advertisement for Sony's next-gen marvel. Apart from its patently ho-hum premise, the biggest problem with the commercial was that it almost seemed to antagonise the long suffering Japanese public over the fact that they won't be getting the shiny black box until...

News: PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest in the Struggling Handheld

PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest in the Struggling Handheld

Japan only, unfortunately

To say that the PlayStation Vita is in a tricky position would be a resounding understatement. Sony's handheld darling is emphatically adored by those that own it, but seemingly ignored by everyone else – including the buying public. In a bid to reverse the machine's failing fortunes, the platform holder has announced a...

News: Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Where are the dancing fish?

There was once a time when Japan used to create commercials that would force you to question your very own sanity, but this inaugural PlayStation 4 spot is about as conventional as they come. Posted on the platform holder’s official YouTube page overnight, it shows several of the system’s big launch events from around...

News: Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

Down but not out

Sony may have delayed the PlayStation 4 in Japan in order to ensure that it has a compelling software lineup, but that hasn’t prevented one of its big launch titles from slipping into March. Kadokawa Games’ strategy role-playing game Natural Doctrine had been set to launch alongside the system on 22nd February, but it will now...

News: PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

On parole

Now that Media Molecule’s adorable paper-based platformer Tearaway has been tossed onto store shelves, the release schedule for the PlayStation Vita is looking a little bleak. Fortunately, there are new titles on the horizon, including Japan Studio’s co-operative demon slayer Freedom Wars, which is due out at some point in 2014. It...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

Gran Turismo 6 takes pole position

Sony may be considering ways in which it can broadcast PS Vita TV overseas, but we reckon those plans may be shelved soon if the diminutive device doesn’t pick up the pace in its home territory. After a miserable first month on the market, the micro-console has now slumped to just 3,772 sales in Japan according...

News: DriveClub Drifts into Japan's PS4 Launch Lineup

DriveClub Drifts into Japan's PS4 Launch Lineup

Right around the bend

DriveClub’s delay may have been disappointing at the time, but it’s allowed Evolution Studios to transform the next generation racer into something special judging by the recent batch of trailers that the Runcorn-based studio’s released. Of course, that means that the conversation’s shifted to cons

News: Japanese PS Vita TV Advert Brings the Whole Family Together

Japanese PS Vita TV Advert Brings the Whole Family Together

And saves television, too

The PS Vita TV has been out in the wild for a few weeks now, and its performance has been lacklustre to say the least. As if in answer, Sony has released a brand new commercial to try and pitch the diminutive streaming box to families. The advertisement traces one family's journey through the eyes of its small screen, and...

News: Grand Theft Auto V Scores the Big Haul at Japan's PlayStation Awards

Grand Theft Auto V Scores the Big Haul at Japan's PlayStation Awards

Everyone else was robbed

You may not be aware of it, but Sony holds a ceremony in Japan every year to celebrate the best selling PlayStation games of the past twelve months. The event offers industry bigwigs an opportunity to glug some champagne and take home a pretty prize – and it’s the folks at Rockstar Games that nabbed the Platinum...

News: Hohokum Slithers Away from PS4's Japanese Launch

Hohokum Slithers Away from PS4's Japanese Launch

No laughing matter

Originally intended for release alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan, Honeyslug’s intriguing zen-‘em-up Hohokum now has a vague “sometime in 2014” release window attached to it. The title had been set to slide onto the next generation console on 22nd February in the East, but it will now take it easy until later in the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

Japanese Sales Charts: God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

Tuned in

You may be forgiven for thinking that the PlayStation 4 was the only new gaming hardware launch last week – but you’d be wrong. While our friends in Japan are forced to wait until February to get their hands on the next generation console, they at least have a new toy to fill the time in the form of the PS Vita TV. The diminutive...

News: Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Replay puny peripheral's minigames

It’s always nice to know that Sony has its priorities in the right place. The struggling PlayStation Vita may be the most powerful portable platform on the market, but the manufacturer has opted to invest resources into a PocketStation application, allowing you to play a handful of the under supported PSone...